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Old 04-25-2013, 09:15 AM   #16
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Hotel discounts are the same during HHN as any other time of year (AP, AAA, Stay More/Save More). However, as HHN is very popular, those rates tend to sell out quickly.

The AAA rate is usually available when those dates are released, but can only be obtained by calling the hotel reservation number or using AAA's website. The AAA rate usually doesn't display on the Loew's website.

APH rates might be available when dates are released for booking, but usually only become available 3 to 6 months in advance. If available, it will display on the Loew's website, but you have to request with the APH code.

Stay More/Save More (SMSM) is the wildcard. For long stays (at least 5 nights), it will beat both the APH and AAA rate. For shorter days, the other rates are better. If the rate is available, it will typically display on the Loew's website without any special code.

My advice is if you're sure that you're staying on property and you know your dates, book as early as you can, even if the rate you want isn't available. Then keep checking rates and if the rate becomes available, contact the reservation center and get the cheaper rate applied to your reservation.
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:37 AM   #17
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/\ will add that if this year's houses are as scary as the rack rates for HHN weekends, it'll be a boffo HHN.
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:31 AM   #18
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Must be your turn again to "volunteer" to go in front of me in the houses.......you`re ribs should have recovered by now since last time

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/\ will add that if this year's houses are as scary as the rack rates for HHN weekends, it'll be a boffo HHN.


I hope it`s good as we`ve missed the last 2 years........so expectations are high from us
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:06 AM   #19
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Must be your turn again to "volunteer" to go in front of me in the houses.......you`re ribs should have recovered by now since last time
Oh no...not again! I don't think I could take the abuse since I'm so much older than last time. I might even need a wheelchair this year.
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Thanks for the hotel advice. I booked our 2 night stay as soon as I could, so just need to keep looking now to see if any discounts come out I could use, probably the APH if anything, then see if the discount on offer makes it worth getting the AP!

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/\ will add that if this year's houses are as scary as the rack rates for HHN weekends, it'll be a boffo HHN.


We're at Universal from the 9th to the 13th of October, so that's 3 nights of HHN we'll be avoiding (we leave on the 13th), I think. And right now the price certainly is high! So so so hoping for a bit more of a discount, that's for sure....


(then again, high at RPR is actually exactly rack rate for Port Orleans Riverside for the same dates, so maybe I shouldn't consider it to be "high"?)
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:51 PM   #23
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Hotel discounts are the same during HHN as any other time of year (AP, AAA, Stay More/Save More). However, as HHN is very popular, those rates tend to sell out quickly.

The AAA rate is usually available when those dates are released, but can only be obtained by calling the hotel reservation number or using AAA's website. The AAA rate usually doesn't display on the Loew's website.

APH rates might be available when dates are released for booking, but usually only become available 3 to 6 months in advance. If available, it will display on the Loew's website, but you have to request with the APH code.

Stay More/Save More (SMSM) is the wildcard. For long stays (at least 5 nights), it will beat both the APH and AAA rate. For shorter days, the other rates are better. If the rate is available, it will typically display on the Loew's website without any special code.

My advice is if you're sure that you're staying on property and you know your dates, book as early as you can, even if the rate you want isn't available. Then keep checking rates and if the rate becomes available, contact the reservation center and get the cheaper rate applied to your reservation.
This will be our 3rd time staying on site at US, but never during HHN. DD is turning 16 and loves all thing scary, so HHN is a must for us.

I have an APH (but DD and DH do not) and am confused about getting the best deal for us. We will be staying Oct 9-12 2013 at HRH.

I can book now online and get the Stay-more-Save-more discount of 10% off per night and hope to apply my APH discount when/if available.

Buy HHN tickets with the APH discount or add the Stay and Scream to DD's and DH's park tickets

I can wait to book a Gory Getaway Package when they are available and see if it's cheaper than booking the hotel, park tickets and HHN tickets separately.

Any help with getting the best deal is appreciated or any other suggestions on HHN tickets, HHN express pass or packages.
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Old 05-03-2013, 04:36 AM   #24
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Oh no...not again! I don't think I could take the abuse since I'm so much older than last time. I might even need a wheelchair this year.
........Older!!!!!! Never.....

It`s not been that long...............

I`m looking forward to the build up as well this year, as I`ve avoided it last couple of years as we were not going!!!!!!

So I`m watching out for every rumour and hint
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:07 AM   #25
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After all our years visiting Universal my DW and I are doing our first HHN. Yes that's crazy never been since we started going in 1992, lol. We have been there plenty of times years ago during the day around HHN but never went. We are very excited and can't wait. We are really not big haunted house people but used to do them back
In the day in our local town.
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This will be our 3rd time staying on site at US, but never during HHN. DD is turning 16 and loves all thing scary, so HHN is a must for us.

I have an APH (but DD and DH do not) and am confused about getting the best deal for us. We will be staying Oct 9-12 2013 at HRH.

I can book now online and get the Stay-more-Save-more discount of 10% off per night and hope to apply my APH discount when/if available.

Buy HHN tickets with the APH discount or add the Stay and Scream to DD's and DH's park tickets

I can wait to book a Gory Getaway Package when they are available and see if it's cheaper than booking the hotel, park tickets and HHN tickets separately.

Any help with getting the best deal is appreciated or any other suggestions on HHN tickets, HHN express pass or packages.
This is the pricing from last year http://www.wdwinfo.com/universal/par...ts.htm#pricing

I think it will be very similar to this year. (scroll down midway on the page)
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This is the pricing from last year http://www.wdwinfo.com/universal/par...ts.htm#pricing

I think it will be very similar to this year. (scroll down midway on the page)
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:17 AM   #28
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This will be our 3rd time staying on site at US, but never during HHN. DD is turning 16 and loves all thing scary, so HHN is a must for us.

I have an APH (but DD and DH do not) and am confused about getting the best deal for us. We will be staying Oct 9-12 2013 at HRH.

I can book now online and get the Stay-more-Save-more discount of 10% off per night and hope to apply my APH discount when/if available.

Buy HHN tickets with the APH discount or add the Stay and Scream to DD's and DH's park tickets

I can wait to book a Gory Getaway Package when they are available and see if it's cheaper than booking the hotel, park tickets and HHN tickets separately.

Any help with getting the best deal is appreciated or any other suggestions on HHN tickets, HHN express pass or packages.
Sounds like you're only doing HHN for one night. I'd advise getting the Express Pass to guarantee seeing all of the houses. That weekend is Columbus Day weekend so its typically very busy.

Take advantage of the Stay and Scream holding area if you can. You don't need a special ticket for this, just a normal day ticket and a HHN ticket.

If you do the Stay and Scream holding area and purchase the Express pass, don't use the Express pass when you're released. The lines will be short for the first hour or two, and then you can use the Express pass later in the evening.
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Old 05-03-2013, 06:57 PM   #29
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Definitely get the Express Pass if you go during a busy time. Ours were worth their weight in gold last year.
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Normally we do one night with Express, but what are opinions on instead doing 2 nights, no Express?

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